Copa do Brasil: Botafogo triumph in six-goal thriller
Botafogo triumphed in a 4-2 thriller against Atlético Mineiro and have put themselves in a commanding position as they head into the home leg.
Palmeiras also gained an advantage in the round's upset as they defeated Atlético Paranaense 1-0 to give themselves a chance of making the quarter-finals.
Luverdense also surprised Corinthians with a 1-0 win at home courtesy of a Misael strike as they head to the Pacaembu.
Cruzeiro now lead 2-1 on aggregrate after winning their tie against Flamengo thanks to Willian and Everton Ribeiro.
Fluminense also put their Brasileirão struggles behind them to secure a 1-0 win over Goiás thanks to Samuel.
Finally, Internacional made short work of Salgueiro as they crushed the fourth division side 3-0 courtesy of Andres D'Alessandro, Ignacio Scocco and Diego Forlan.